Sarah Gadon Joins Luke Evans In Universal's DRACULA

Sarah Gadon Joins Luke Evans In Universal's DRACULA

Variety report that the Cosmopolis actress is in final negotiations to play the female lead (Mina Harker?) in Universal's upcoming Dracula movie, which will also star Luke Evans as the legendary vampire.

According to Variety, frequent David Cronenberg collaborator Sarah Gadon will play the female lead in Universal's Dracula movie which will be directed by Gary Shore. Luke Evans (Immortals) has already signed on to play "Prince Vlad", who of course becomes the most famous of vampires, Dracula. Apparently the story will be "a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Prince Vlad, the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by the Bram Stoker novel." Ordinarily it'd be assumed that the female lead character would be Mina Harker, but this being part origin tale it's not a given that's who Gadon will play. More updates as we have em'. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script, and the movie has an August 8th, 2014 release date.

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Filed Under "Horror" 5/2/2013 Source: Variety
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Hellsing - 5/2/2013, 1:50 PM
Is this the same gary shore that directed that Wolverine short a while back?
Gmoney84 - 5/2/2013, 2:01 PM
How cool would it be if Universal rebooted a shared Universal Monsters film series?!
vtopa - 5/2/2013, 2:02 PM
Really, another Vampire movie? Another Dracula movie? Gary Oldman and Bela Lagosi did just fine. Find some new material...
vtopa - 5/2/2013, 2:03 PM
@Gmoney84, they DID and it was called Van Helsing and it sucked.
thatcoldblackcloud - 5/2/2013, 2:05 PM
I don't think my jaw can open wide enough for me to YAWN as much as this announcement makes me want to.
RPD - 5/2/2013, 2:07 PM
I'll be glad when people are as tired of zombies as they are of vampires...
Jollem - 5/2/2013, 2:10 PM
^then it'll go back to ninjas, then vigilantes, then mobsters, then pirates, then rdjr.'s, then cops, then zombie cops...

the pop-culture stuff runs in circles :)
parascythe - 5/2/2013, 2:16 PM
i see evans in the footsteps of oldman
Dminic - 5/2/2013, 2:17 PM
Well she mos-def is pale enough :P
AlexdoxA - 5/2/2013, 2:20 PM
will he sparkle?
DamienA - 5/2/2013, 2:24 PM
Another vampire movie? well at least this one's about the main man himself.
MagnusRex22 - 5/2/2013, 2:24 PM
@Gmoney that would be sick, if they did a horror shared universe like they did with marvel. Make a a badass frankenstein, dracula, and a werewolf one that doesnt suck like the bencio del toro one and have them all be in the same universe
Odin - 5/2/2013, 2:25 PM
@Gmoney84 Didn't they kind of started it already with the Wolfman in 2010.
Optimus83 - 5/2/2013, 2:26 PM
I love Sarah Gadon. ...
CherryBomb - 5/2/2013, 2:49 PM

Yes! Great news.
Sarah is gorgeous and pretty talented.

TheShadowKnows - 5/2/2013, 3:14 PM
I want to see a film (or a set of films) made where vampires aren't in the foreground, namely Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files"
RichardHedski - 5/2/2013, 3:19 PM
Hopefully the vampires won't sparkle although she looks pretty sparkly ;)
Rowsdower - 5/2/2013, 4:13 PM
I hate it when they imply that he is Vlad the Impaler like it's impressive or something.

I'm sure he'll have a lost love too. [frick]ing bullshit.
Karmatron - 5/2/2013, 5:24 PM
My tope ten vampires movie list of all times in order:
1.-Dracula's Brahm Stoker by Coppola
3.-Salem's Lot
4.-Let me in original
5.-Vampires by John Carpenter
7.-The Lost Boys
8.-Iterview with the Vampire
9.-From Dusk Till Dawn
11.-Blade II
12.-30 Days of Night
13.-Let me in american
14.-Dracula (Bela Lugosi)
15.-The Hunger
Jobin - 5/2/2013, 5:42 PM
TheSuperguy - 5/2/2013, 6:05 PM
Glad they're bringing back some of the great, classic monsters.
mgeoff88 - 5/2/2013, 7:41 PM
If she's playing a vampire, she could sink her fangs into me any time.

If she's not, she could still bite my neck. And I don't say that about any girl. ;P
vtopa - 5/2/2013, 8:36 PM
I'll be happy if its a vampire movie where vampirism is about being an evil satanic undead and not about some idiotic notions of vampirism being a disease or genetic defect.

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